BS 6187:2011 Code of practice for full and partial demolition
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BS 6187:2011

Code of practice for full and partial demolition

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : December 2011



What is this standard about?

BS 6187:2011 gives good practice recommendations for the demolition (both full and partial) of facilities, including buildings and structures. It applies to demolition activities undertaken as part of structural refurbishment and also covers decommissioning.

Who is this standard for?

  • Demolition organizations
  • Clients and procurers
  • Contractors
  • Designers
  • Health and safety/training industries

Why should you use this standard?

BS 6187:2011 gives the most up-to-date recommendations for the proper and effective management of demolition processes and for maintaining structural stability, including the provision of temporary structural support where necessary. Use of the standard helps identify and establish responsibilities during all phases of the demolition process; manage environmental issues and health and safety hazards; carry out risk assessments and manage safe exclusion zones.

These recommendations for methods of, and techniques for, demolition and partial demolition have been updated to reflect current and developing good practices but also the revised edition is less prescriptive, allowing for innovative techniques and methods to be employed.

What’s changed since the last update?

  • BS 6187:2011 has been revised by experts to reflect advances in technology and equipment in the demolition industry and to bring it up to date with industry best practice
  • BS 6187:2011 supersedes BS 6187:2000, which is withdrawn

Standard NumberBS 6187:2011
TitleCode of practice for full and partial demolition
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date31 December 2011
Confirm Date01 June 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS 6164, BS 7121-3:2017, BS 5607:2017, BS 6100, BS 5228-2, BS EN 12811-1, BS 10175, BS 7121-4, BS 7121-1, BS 5975, BS 7121-2, BS 5228-1, BS 5837, BS 7121-5, BS 5930:1999+A2:2010, BS EN 1991-1-6
Informative References(Provided for Information)The Confined Spaces Regulations, 1997 (Great Britain), BS EN 1991-1-4, The Hazardous Waste Regulations, 2005 (Great Britain), The Building (Scotland) Regulations, 2004 (as amended), The Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981 (Great Britain), amended), The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations, , BS EN ISO 5349-1, The Building Regulations (Northern Ireland), 2000 (as, 2004, The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, (Great Britain), Regulations, 1999 (Great Britain), The Landfill Regulations, 2008 (Great Britain), The Scheme for Construction Contracts (England and, The Data Protection Act, 1998 (Great Britain), The Manual Handling Operations Regulations, 1992, Britain), BS EN ISO 14001, Wales), 1998
ReplacesBS 6187:2000
Draft Superseded By11/30153572 DC
DescriptorsHealth and safety management, Safety measures, Health and safety requirements, Planning, Buildings, Occupational safety, Hazards, Environmental management, Structures, Stability, Construction operations, Risk assessment, Demolition
ISBN978 0 580 65566 1
File Size7.449 MB

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